MULLOY, RICHARD C. "DICK," 89, of Louisville, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2010 surrounded by his family.
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He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
In the late thirties and early forties Dick distinguished himself by playing in each of the most prestigious New Year's Day Bowl games-The Sugar Bowl in 1940, The Rose Bowl in 1939 and The Orange Bowl in 1938, all for the University of Tennessee.
In addition, to his football at Tennessee, he play football and baseball at Saint Xavier and was named All-State during his senior year. Once at Tennessee he earned three letters in football and three in baseball. His 1940 football team was undefeated, untied and unscored upon.
While at Tennessee, he learned to fly, and in 1941 entered the civilian pilot training program, and later became a pilot instructor in the U.S. Army Primary Flying School. Later during the War he went to work for Chiang Kai-Shek under contract to the Chinese National Airlines, flying "the Hump" across the Himalayas.
Following the war, Dick returned to Louisville and formed Kentucky Flying Service, located at Bowman Field. He built the organization over the years, operating out of the large hanger where they overhauled, maintained, and sold aircraft. In addition, Dick is generally credited with training more pilots than anyone else in that part of the country.
In 1987, he sold the Kentucky Flying Service, and 1992 sold Helicopters Inc., completing 47 years of operations at Bowman Field.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Josephine Mulloy; two daughters, Marguerite Mulloy and Nancy McClellen (Rick); one son, Richard C. Mulloy III and two grandsons, Richard C. Mulloy IV and Hunter A. Mulloy.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. E. Byron Morgan, Beth Safley, the Hosparus team and all of Dick's caregivers who attended to his needs daily.
Dick chose cremation. There will be no visitation. A memorial Mass to celebrate his life will be held noon, Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 508 Breckenridge Lane with a private burial. Ratterman's, 3711 Lexington Road was entrusted with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in the form of contributions be made to Hosparus or The
Published in The Courier-Journal on May 10, 2010
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